Glorious & Free: The Canadians by Rita Field-MarshamGlorious & Free: The Canadians by Rita Field-Marsham

Glorious & Free: The Canadians

byRita Field-Marsham, Kim BozakIllustratorFrank Viva

Hardcover | July 29, 2017

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33 personal stories that redefine how Canadians see themselves.

We are more than just landscapes, polar bears, Mounties, and canoes. More than just "thank yous," "sorrys," hot prime ministers, and doughnut shops. We are also tattoo artists who have discovered the secret to cheating death. Designers hell-bent on winning the Nobel Peace Prize. Super soldiers who take "live vests" off suicide bombers. Freethinkers who refuse to be tamed. We are global-village visionaries, world record setters, ambassadors of the imagination, and conquerors of the Rockies. We are Canadian. We are whoever we dream ourselves to be. Meet the glorious and free.

Profits from each book sale will be donated to PEN Canada in support of its efforts to defend freedom of expression. Why? Because living glorious and free involves challenging, exploring, and imagining a better world - and being whoever we dream ourselves to be. And freedom of expression protects our right to do all of that.

Rita is a Dutch-Kenyan new Canadian and former prosecutor and public defender in Kenya. After moving to Toronto in 2004, she founded Kenya's first turnkey school library model and has now built twenty-seven libraries. She is currently in the process of drafting new legislation with the Kenya Law Reform Commission to ensure that all sch...
Title:Glorious & Free: The CanadiansFormat:HardcoverDimensions:400 pages, 11 × 8 × 0.98 inPublished:July 29, 2017Publisher:House Of Anansi Press IncLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1487003528

ISBN - 13:9781487003524

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love, love, love This book touches, inspires and re-invigorates all who spend time with it. It causes you to believe again when your faith was growing tired and tattered. It is written and illustrated with such intensely human portraits, that you want to meet and spend and afternoon with each personality featured, just to feel their energy and hear their words and let them affect you in whatever way you are ready to receive their insights. This book touches and is touching, it's sensitive, inspiring, subtle and bold all at once. It shares an updated richness to a view of what Canada is in the faces and real stories of those who are profiled. In keeping with the inherited and passed down "culture of stories" that our original predecessors shared here before European culture arrived, this book also creates, shares, and tells the stories of who and what Canada is by telling the stories of its people. You see it in the faces and words of the subjects in the book and in the stunning photography which captures their passion and playfulness, humanity and creativity. This is a book that inspires and creates and explains and shows and shares. It is a love song to Canada and its people today and now. Inventive, sharing, inclusive, challenging, creative, loving and most of all real and ALIVE. That's what Canada is today: strong, proud, glorious and free! This book touches the heart and inspires a deep pride and patriotism like none other. I am much richer for having it hold, feel and to enjoy.
Date published: 2018-03-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Inspiring - a must have! Great book about 33 incredible Canadians. The perfect coffee table book, was given to me as a gift. As a young person it has made me re-evaluate how I see my future. Never been prouder to call Canada home!
Date published: 2017-08-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Extraordinary book !! A must to have in your house and a beautiful gift to others. What a beautiful gift to Canada and to all the natives and immigrants that have called this country home! Also a beautiful gift to anyone around the world as an introduction to Canada. The presentation of the book is elegant and modern, I love the format they used ( age, definition of profile , quotes, drawings , summary ). Photography is really really great , stories so diverse, inspirational and very well written, deep enough to make you think and appreciate the life stories of the people chosen to be in the book. Also a true inspiration to live a life Glorious and free: To have the courage to be uncomfortable with the unknown, to stop your fears and doubts from stopping you and to have the courage to dream about something and make it happen.
Date published: 2017-08-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Book I loved this book, all the photography and stories were very inspirational. A great representation of Canada!
Date published: 2017-08-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved this book! This is a great book as a gift for anyone's coffee table! I loved the photography and stories, all were refreshing and inspirational - a great representation of Canada!
Date published: 2017-08-14

Editorial Reviews

PRAISE FOR GLORIOUS & FREE "Glorious & Free is a timely snapshot, a sort of voyeuristic look into the lives and spaces of some forward-thinkers working in Canada today." - Globe and Mail "With interpretive illustration throughout by bestselling author (and frequent New Yorker cover artist) Frank Viva and with a foreword by Booker Prize-winning novelist Yann Martel, [Glorious & Free is] a refreshing prismatic view of innovative Canadians through interviews and personal photographs that reflect on what Canada means and how it continues to inspire." - Zoomer "Love letter to the country" - National Post "I think books of this nature act as little time capsules of a time and place." - Nolan Bryant, Globe and Mail.